Jules loves animals, but loves animals. And has a special soft spot in her heart for all the strays that you see running around the streets here in the DR. Continue reading Puppy love
One of the really interesting dynamics about living abroad is how quickly you can make new friends with other travelers. Not just acquaintances, but the types of friends you sit around all night talking about the meaning of life, your childhood pet fish, the challenges of helping the poor … Continue reading finding the friends you love
On my whole trip across the high Andean deserts, it was pretty much impossible to take a bad photo, so here are a few more I would love to share. Light from the sunrise hitting the red soil hills of the high bolivian desert. the tiny white dots in the distance are llamas I have … Continue reading Touching the sun
I feel that I’ve had the amazing blessing of getting to travel a good deal and see some very beautiful places. But now it takes something really stand out to leave me amazed. The Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats of Uyuni) did just that. Some 16,000 square meters of land, covered with 6 cm to … Continue reading Beauty of the bizarre
So in Orouro, much like Sucre, Carnival is the perfect excuse to ambush random strangers, except that there they have evolved past simple water balloons , to super soakers and especially sort of shaving cream like foam spray. This mischievousness has escalated to such a degree that one of the first things I noticed was … Continue reading The Gringos fight back!
So, in my last post I explained a bit about Carnival in Sucre, little did i know then what was in store in Oruro, the biggest Carnival celebration in Bolivia. Im not really sure when the party officially started, but it was already happening when we got there friday night. Bands playing, street food, streets … Continue reading Carnival Crazy!
so i find myself again in Bolivia. im finding quickly its an understatement to call it a magical land, both of snow-capped peaked and deep Amazon jungles. I will be living here for at least the next three months, and although i am not really sure what this time holds in store for me, I … Continue reading back to Bolivia…Sucre!
So i showed up back home in Connecticut -straight from the beginnings of the hot Argentina summer – into what would become the snowiest winter on record! I had actually missed two CT winters while living in Honduras, so I was pretty excited that first snow storm to get out there and shovel. I even … Continue reading From summers heat to the snowiest January on record….
They say that it is the people that make the place. So as I say my goodbye to Buenos Aires, as much as the city is a incredibly vibrant, alive, and beautiful, it is people that came into my life that that have really touched and changed me. So it is to the people who … Continue reading To make an end is to make a beginning
One of the things I have come to really love about Buenos Aires is the proliferation of fantastic bakeries all over the city. And so it was sort of pathetic that it took me over 5 months to realize that there was one just one block away from me, but, then i more than made … Continue reading Caritas Dulces